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The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter 09/27/15

It’s time for The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter!  Join Charlie this week as he takes a look at why the decision to not list sage grouse as an endangered species will actually benefit different types of wildlife across the nation.  47 more words

The Great Outdoors With Charlie Potter

Forest Preserves Kick Off 100-Year Anniversary Party

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Cook County Forest Preserve District starts an eight-day celebration of its 100th birthday this Sunday.

There will be 100 events at locations across the system, through next weekend. 247 more words


Hadley Valley: A Year in Seasons - Final Location

Yesterday, I installed Hadley Valley: A Year in Seasons at Plum Creek Nature Center in Beecher, Illinois. What a beautiful preserve! And, my paintings are in good company (see the critters in the photo). 43 more words


Open Letter to Lake County Forest Preserve Planning Committee

Following is  a letter I sent to each member of the Lake County Forest Preserve District (LCFPD) Planning and Restoration Committee. I strongly encourage you to express your concerns as well. 439 more words

Fort Sheridan

The "Mysterious" Revised Concept Plan for Fort Sheridan

On Monday, August 31 the Lake County Forest Board planning committee will be asked to approve a Revised Concept Plan for Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve. The agenda item reads: 293 more words

Fort Sheridan

Preservation’s Loss: The Statutory Construction of Forests in Cook County, IL

By Natalie Bump Vena §

Why did the State of Illinois establish a Forest Preserve District in northeastern Illinois, where forests made up a small fraction of the landscape? 1,599 more words

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